Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday, praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hailed his “unprecedented” partnership with Chinese President Xi Jinping while blasting the West for global dominance.
What Happened: Putin, at the Valdai Discussion Club’s keynote speech, praised Modi and India and said the country had progressed a lot under his leadership, referring to the Indian prime minister as a “true patriot,” according to the full text of the speech.
“India has walked a great development path from being a British colony to its modern state," said Putin, adding, "A lot has been done in recent years under PM Modi’s leadership. He is a true patriot of his country."
Putin also hailed Moscow and Beijing’s partnership at an “unprecedented level” as he called Xi a “close friend.”
The Russian president also blasted the West, saying that the world faced the most dangerous decade since World War 2.
"We are standing at a historical frontier: Ahead is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable, and, at the same time, important decade since the end of World War 2," he said.
"The historical period of the West's undivided dominance over world affairs is coming to an end," added Putin.
Putin had earlier warned the West that his country would use all the means at its disposal to protect its territory. He, however, said later that he didn't have any intention of using nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war.
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